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  • Florence One School Board Names New Superintendent

    Dr. Richard O'Malley
    By unanimous vote, the Florence School District One Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Richard O’Malley as the district's new superintendent.
    Dr. O’Malley will assume his duties as Florence One's new superintendent no later than August 3.
    Read more about Dr. Richard O'Malley from the SCNOW.COM website - New Jersey Educators: O'Malley Gets High Marks as School Leader

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  • Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals Announced

    Education News

    Florence School District One
    319 South Dargan Street
    Florence, SC  29506                                                     

    Contact: plittlemcdaniel@fsd1.org

    For Release: June 27, 2018

    Re:  Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals Announced

    Florence School District One has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  

    Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

    For school officials to determine eligibility, the household must provide the following information on the application:

     (1) A SNAP* or TANF* case number certifying the household is currently eligible for either of these assistance programs and an adult household member signature or

    (2) Names of all household members, the name and last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member signing the application form, current income by source for each household member, and a signature of an adult household member certifying that the information provided is correct.

    Foster children may also be eligible for these benefits regardless of household income.  If a household has foster children living with them and the household has not previously been notified by the School District that their foster children have been directly certified for free meals, the household should include and count the foster children (including personal income earned by the foster children) on the household application form with other non-foster children.

    Under the provisions of the policy, Florence One School Food Services employees Johnnie Warren and Kaya Day will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the reviewing officials may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewer on an informal basis. Parents who wish to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Donnie Chavis, Florence One Director of School Food Services, 319 S. Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506.  The number to call is (843) 673-1120 for a hearing to appeal the decision.  The hearing procedures are outlined in the policy.

    If a household member becomes unemployed or if household size changes, the household member should contact the school to file a meal application.  Such changes may make the children of the household eligible free or reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and at the Florence One Administration Office  where any interested party may review it.



    *SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

    *TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


    Download the entire FSD1 Policy for Free and Reduced Price Meals for Children

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  • Florence One Board of Trustees to Hold a Called Meeting on Wednesday

    Education News
    Florence School District One
    319 South Dargan Street
    Florence, SC   29506                                              
    Contact: plittlemcdaniel@fsd1.org

    For Release:  June 26, 2018

    Re: Florence One Board of Trustees to Hold a Called Meeting on Wednesday

    The Florence One Board of Trustees will hold a called Board of Trustees Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the John T. Sullivan Board Meeting Room of the School Administration Building which is located at 319 South Dargan Street.

    Agenda items requiring action include recommendations from the Office of Human Resources. 

    Also on the agenda is Dr. Kelvin Wymbs, Director of Secondary Education (High Schools) who will address the board on the topic of meeting the physical education requirement through marching band activity.

    There will be an executive session to discuss employment and contractual matters.

    For more information call 843.669.4141.


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  • Summer Feeding Program at Elementary/Middle/High Schools & Community

    Education News
    Florence School District One
    319 South Dargan Street
    Florence, SC 29506        
    Contact:  plittlemcdaniel@fsd1.org

    For Release: May 23, 2018

    Re:  Summer Feeding Program at Elementary/Middle/High Schools & Community

    Florence School District One announces that the 2018 summer feeding program is scheduled for June 4th through July 27th.  Breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 years of age or younger at no charge.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

    Meal sites include the following locations: Alfred Rush Academy**, Carver Elementary **, Child Development Center at Woods Road**, Churchill Community*, Delmae Elementary*, Lester Elementary**, Levy Park Youth Center *, Maple Park Community Center*,  North Vista Elementary*, Palmetto Youth Academy*, Pearl Moore Basketball Center*, Savannah Grove Elementary**, New Ebenezer Baptist Church (S.H.E.R.E.C Building)*, Southside Middle*, Wallace Gregg Elementary**, West Florence High**, Wilson High**.  Meals must be eaten on site and are offered only to students and children. 

    Check with individual sites for dates of operation as circumstances may change which could result in some sites not remaining open during the entire period. Registration is not necessary, and program benefits and services are available to all children without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.

    For more information contact Florence School District One School Food Services Director Donnie Chavis at 673-1120 or by e-mail at donnie.chavis@fsd1.org.  The summer feeding program is operated in accordance with Federal Law and USDA policy. 


     Monday-Friday*; Monday-Thursday**

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  • STEAM Works Summer Program Offered at Carver Elementary

    Education News
    Florence School District One
    319 South Dargan StreetFlorence, SC   29506     
    Contact:  plittlemcdaniel@fsd1.org

    For Release:  May 22, 2018

    RE:  STEAM Works Summer Program Offered at Carver Elementary 

    Carver Elementary invites students to register for the STEAM WORKS summer program.  The camp will be held from July 16th through July 26th.  During these two weeks campers will explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the deadline for registration is June 1st. The camp is open to all students in the community who are rising first through fifth graders. 

    “The camp will offer different stations throughout the school, giving campers the chance to engage in hands-on activities including drones, water games, robotics, the deconstructing of a computer and much more,” said Carver Elementary School Principal Chris Rogers.  “Each day campers will have fun exploring new themes that correspond with each activity," he added. 

    The STEAM Works program at Carver will have similar activities that are taught in the school's magnet program. Rogers said Carver staff members will operate the camp using  the Project Lead the Way curriculum, the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math programs.

    The cost per student is $160 and registration for the summer program is $50. All payments must be paid in full by June 15. Lunch and breakfast will available for all campers in attendance. 

    For more information about the STEAM WORKS program, call Chris Rogers or Calandra Brisbone at 843.664.8156. ###


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